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Medical Doctor BS-MD

Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Eight-year Program

(with Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies)


This 4 + 4 combined degree program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree and a Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree in eight years. The bachelor's degree is awarded by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the M.D. degree by Ross University School of Medicine. English is the teaching language.

The program prepares students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree to become successful physicians in the United States.


Admission to the Combined Degree Program

High school seniors with a combined Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1170 and high school GPA of 3.25 may apply for admission to the combined degree program.

All applicants for admission to the combined degree program must satisfy secondary school preparation in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. The high school GPA and rank in class, along with letters of recommendation from high school teachers, will be of primary importance in evaluating applicants’ credentials. Applicants are required to submit scores in the verbal and mathematical components of the SAT.


Combined Degree Program Requirements

While enrolled at FDU, students are required to follow the preprofessional curriculum in biology and are expected to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.00 in prerequisite courses required by Ross University (with no grades of F, D, or C- in prerequisite courses). Other requirements include a satisfactory MCAT score and other minimum admissions requirements as set forth by Ross University:



Dr. James Salierno
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8776

Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences
285 Madison Ave. - M-SB1-01
Madison, NJ 07940

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